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"Pays well, but you earn it"

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  • Senior Management
Former Contractor - Web Developer in New York, NY
Former Contractor - Web Developer in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Morgan Stanley as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Pays well and the people are reasonably smart. They'll buy you whatever you need.

Cons

It is a behemoth. Whatever you're working on needs to be signed off on by 10 different people. A lot of waiting around for approvals that get sent back with poorly stated questions.

Advice to Management

Learn how to manage IT projects. Learn that Agile means more than a morning phone call.

Other Employee Reviews for Morgan Stanley

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed bag working for IT at MS"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Associate in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some very talented and brilliant people at Morgan Stanley... it is a great place to learn and grow. Like any large corporation, it can be a great place to work, if you work for/with great people. They do foster an environment where mobility is encouraged; I know of several people who have been there for 15+ years in various roles over time.

    Cons

    Their HR pamphlet speaks of a "work/life balance" that the company supposedly promotes. In reality, in IT I have not seen that balance, particularly among infrastructure teams. I have seen people work 20+ hour weekend shifts with no sleep breaks. Also, it is very common in IT (more often than not) that people get promoted but do not get the salary bump to match it. Also, year-end bonuses in IT have been few and far between, and not very generous. I have seen many talented people leave for greener pastures at other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate your talented people.


  2. "good company just not right for me"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Ridgewood, NJ
    Former Employee - Financial Advisor in Ridgewood, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Morgan Stanley full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great training, great name, high income possiblities

    Cons

    long hours, high pressure, not much help on bringing in assets

    Advice to Management

    place faas with teams

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